(Closed) Help Needed!!! – with my DIY invitations

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Which one do you like?
    Invite One : (14 votes)
    50 %
    Invite Two : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Neither - Start over. I'll share ideas below. : (8 votes)
    29 %
    I like parts of each. I'll explain below. : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like invite 1, however it’s hard to read your names with that tree.  Can you soften the tree so it’s not so white?  Also, the only other recommendation I have is that you make the text more bold on the rest of the invitation.  Your names are so big and bold in comparison.

     

    If this is DIY how are you printing white on blue?  Gocco perhaps?

    Post # 5
    Member
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    So first, it’s up to you, but I would likely blur out a bit of your info on there. Just depends how paranoid you are about internet privacy and whatnot ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Secondly, I like the tree, and the set up, but I don’t like your names overlapping the tree branches. I find it a bit hard to read/a bit visually jumbled. Maybe try playing with the size of the tree and the placement of it? I love that its a bit off the page, I think that’s fantastic!

    I like the font for your names, but I think you could ramp up the font for the body/white text. Check out DaFont.com for TONS of great free fonts. I like using the fancy font for your names and the plainer font for the rest of the text though, I did the same on my invites and I think it looked really pretty.

    Are you having these professionally printed or doing them at home? So am I right that the paper you have is white so you’d be printing all the blue field?

    Post # 6
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    haha so funny, i just did mine yetserday but they are more catholic/traditional with the whole nupial mass part…anyway

     i really like the last part of it. i see no need to change the date/time/location part.

    i think i like this better:

    Together with their families
    Amanda Lynn
    and
    Jacob Allen
    request the honour of your presence
    at their marriage

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I love the color!! And I love the tree!

    Hmmm…so I think I would use different fonts. Those look like basic fonts…try looking on Dafont.com for a couple you like and see how those look.

    Also, I think I’d make the tree smaller and not have your names so huge over top of the tree. It looks kinda off to me…

    Post # 9
    Member
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @peacegrl099: Do a test print at work maybe before you go too far and see how you like it. It’s a lot of blue, so I’d be concerned about any colour variance from top to bottom or whatever (it’s happened to me…).

    Post # 10
    Member
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    And I really like totheislnds suggestion for the wording.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    the first one seems much more elegant based on where the letters hit the tree.

    very nice.

     

    i don’t like #2, it’s too busy.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Choice of colour and tree is AMAZING!

    I would suggest to reduce size of your names and also use a different colour. It looks really strong with the slate blue and off-white in the background. I can’t think of another colour right now for the names so I am only half as helpful right now. Ugh! Sorry!

    Definitely change the font for the rest of the wording as well. Also it is not standing out so maybe bold it or perhaps just another font will do the trick.

    Lighten the tree so it doesn’t overpower your message. Maybe a lighter shade combined with slate blue and off-white?

    Post # 13
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    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that you should play with the opacity of your names in black.  I think that it makes the invite look a little too sharp, while the rest of the invite is very soft. 

    Post # 14
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    totheislnds wording is typically used for ceremonies that take place in a house of worship, so i’m not sure if that applies to your wedding.

    as for the date and time, remove the “and” from the year and remove the comma after “half past three.” you should also remove the zip code and just have the city and state.

    aside from that, you definitely need to ramp up the font of the white text. go to dafont.com for plenty of free fonts to download.

    Post # 16
    Member
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    These invites are great!  My suggestion would be to go with option 2, but instead of having your names overlap with the tree image but your first and last names on separate lines (you have plenty of room).  I would also move “the pleasure of…” up a little bit, to match the spacing from the edge as seen on the bottom.  Good luck!

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